Release date:March 6, 2009
(NY; LA release: Mar. 13)
Studio:Starry Night Entertainment
Starring:James LeGros, Michael Shulman, Enrico Colantoni, Brooke Nevin, Donna Murphy
A real crowd-pleaser, "Sherman's Way" starts with two strangers forced into a road trip of convenience only to veer off the path into a quirky exploration of friendship, fatherhood and the universal task of finding one's place in the world – a world in which one wrong turn can change your destination. The discord begins when Sherman, a young, uptight Ivy-Leaguer, finds himself stranded on the West Coast with an eccentric stranger and washed-up, middle-aged former athlete Palmer in an attempt to make it down to Beverly Hills in time for a career-making internship at a prestigious law firm. The two couldn't be more incompatible. Palmer is a reckless charmer with a zest for life; Sherman is an arrogant snob with a sense of entitlement. Palmer is content reliving his past; Sherman is focused solely on his future. But somehow over the course of the movie, they manage to meet in the middle.